If an employer is dishonest in the workplace, it can cause a breakdown in the trust relationship between the employee and the employer. However, it is essential that the employer convene a disciplinary hearing to prove that the employee’s dishonesty caused a breakdown in the trust relationship.

It is not good enough for employers to simply say there has been a breach of trust. The employer has to lead evidence to prove the breakdown. If not, the employer may run the risk that it may loose the case at the CCMA or appropriate Bargaining Council, even though the employee was dishonest.

For further information on any labour related matters, you can contact Bernard Reisner:

W.Tel no 021 423 3959
Fax 021 423 2105
Cell 082 433 8714
E-mail bernard@capelabour.co.za
Website www.capelabour.co.za